Friday, December 9, 2022

Island Style

Battle of the boots

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There’s an old saying that rings particularly true for working folks on Martha’s Vineyard — “you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes.” In my landscaping days, it was the wheat nubuck...

What Islanders wear to work

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When some people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, it’s all salmon-colored shorts with tiny smiling whales. Pastel-pink dresses with teal embroidered flowers. Vineyard Vines, Ralph Lauren, and Lily Pulitzer. Martha’s Vineyard — home of...

Masks by Julie

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When a construction ban was announced in early April, carpenter Julie Verost’s workload was put on hold and the naturally creative Verost found herself with a lot of free time. She was struck with...

What Islanders wear to work

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When people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, a certain vision sweeps over the minds of the unknowing. Salmon-colored shorts with tiny smiling whales. Pastel-pink dresses with teal embroidered flowers. She wears, but is not...

Gone shopping: The fall project

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Summer is over. The leaves are changing color as the temperature drops and the pace is slowing down, giving us time to reconnect with our friends and family. It’s also a great excuse to...

What Islanders Wear to Work

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When people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, a certain vision sweeps over the minds of the unknowing. Salmon-colored shorts with tiny smiling whales. Pastel-pink dresses with teal embroidered flowers. He wears, but is not...

Stylish symbology

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What draws us to a piece of jewelry? Beauty, fashion, and craftsmanship, to be sure, but for Ivry Russillo, creator of Ivry Belle Jewelry, it’s also about the connotation behind each metalsmithed work of...

‘Fashion changes, but style endures’

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Let’s face it, when the weather gets really hot, and there is so much to do, we reach into our closets for the same old friends over and over again. A simple cotton dress...

What Islanders wear to work

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When people think style on Martha’s VIneyard, a certain vision sweeps over the minds of the unknowing. Salmon-colored shorts with tiny smiling whales. Pastel-pink dresses with teal embroidered flowers. She wears, but is not...

Sustainable style

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It’s a sparkling clear Monday in July, and Phoenix Rogers’ husband Joe and fellow anglers are venturing offshore in search of tuna — without her. Rogers concedes she’d rather be fishing, but after a...

What Islanders wear to work

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When people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, a certain vision sweeps over the minds of the unknowing. Salmon-colored shorts with tiny smiling whales. Pastel-pink dresses with teal embroidered flowers. He wears, but is not...

#GetFit

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Updated June 20 Underwear and socks are high on the list of underratedly difficult items to find on Martha’s Vineyard. Most, if not all, of my off-Island endeavours account for a pit stop at Marshall’s,...

Hot off the (screen) press: Lucy Vincent Apparel

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Chandler Cook moved to the Island five years ago with a passion for all things art, and a love for the place that held cherished memories from childhood summers. Cook moved to Chilmark after...

What Islanders wear to work

When people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, a certain vision sweeps over the minds of the unknowing. Salmon-colored shorts spotted with tiny smiling whales. Pastel-pink dresses with teal embroidered flowers. She wears, but is...

What Islanders wear to work: Molly Coogan dresses for Bunch of Grapes

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When people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, a certain vision sweeps over the mind of the unknowing. Salmon-colored shorts with tiny smiling whales. Pastel-pink dresses with teal embroidered flowers. She wears, but is not...

What Islanders Wear to Work: Josey Kirkland dresses for Felix Neck

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When people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, a certain vision comes over the minds of the unknowing. Salmon-colored shorts spotted with tiny smiling whales. Pastel-pink dresses with teal embroidered flowers. She wears, but is...

The jewel of the Island

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The Wampanoag people of Martha’s Vineyard (originally called Noepe by the Wampanoag) have been crafting wampum out of the quahog shell (hard-shelled clam) for thousands of years. The purple and white striations and patterns...

What Islanders wear to work: Marie Ambrose dresses for the FARM Institute

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When people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, a certain vision comes over the minds of the unknowing. Salmon-colored shorts spotted with tiny smiling whales. Pastel-pink dresses with teal embroidered flowers. She wears, but is...

Patterns from around the world

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Stina Sayre, known for her structural pieces and monochromatic colors, is breaking the mold. The Swedish-born fashion designer’s storefront in Vineyard Haven was decked out in colorful patterns on the evening of her July...

Catching up with Kenworthy

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Kenworthy Design has grown by swimming against the fashion industry’s current. The Oak Bluffs–based mother-daughter company makes limited runs of their patterns, sews by hand, and subscribes to a philosophy co-owner Randi Sylvia termed...